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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Just ordered some LED pixels (and controller etc) But I am just wondering have any of you tried them? what were they like? I want to use them for Christmas lights out side.

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Sorry, no link, just any old pixels, they all look the same. I was interested to know if any one here had actually used them.

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Pixels are individual 'dots' on an old TV screen or individual dots that make up a digital image. I've seen 5x7 dot matrix displays that could be considered to be made up from 35 LED 'pixels' but never heard of it in the context you're speaking of......

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To be honest neither had I until a month or so ago, I will see if I can find the YT clip that i first saw.

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https://youtu.be/XEy_IMT2WoU

Been around for years, each led has a chip inside making the string programmable with either a remote control or a computer.



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Those are they.

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Ahhh... if you'd said WS2811 I'd have recognised the reference. Most serially addressable LEDs are known by their controller chip rather than the LEDs themselves.

I'd seen those in a different shape many years ago but missed the opportunity to snap some up for £1/string at the cheap shop. They are also available in a 'tape' format.

If you're into programming then you'll have some good fun with those!

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Programming :help: I have only ordered the LED's, power supply and a controller. Not expecting them for a couple of weeks, but when they arrive i might even make a video

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Don't panic! The controllers that come with them offer various patterns and colour schemes that will satisfy most people. It's the die-hards that delve into individual pixel programming. I've seen people use them to make POV (persistence of vision) displays that are shaped as globes or simple rotating fan-like blades.

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The Led's and power supply have arrived. :-)

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The controller has arrived too. Very impressive, and yes kellys_eye it does have various patterns that satisfy most people :thumbleft:

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Just a short video of my "LED Pixels"



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